Saturday, May 4, 2013

Three Benghazi Whistleblowers Revealed

This is a good start-

"Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks........"

The FoxNews article also has a video.

I am now holding a candle of hope that more will follow. Often it takes a few individuals who, by taking the first steps forward, spur others into action. What we need are witnesses who were intimately involved with the communications between the staff of AFRICOM and their superiors. It is they who will be able to tell us how it came to be that our military assets were not sent at least to pick up the pieces if in fact the first assault proved successful. Note that in the previous sentence  I am, for arguments sake, anticipating the explanations that the White House and Department of Defense will offer - that they expected the first attack to overrun the consulate. Even if this were to be true, it is not a reason to refuse authorization to move troops, but we have seen that of which these creeps are capable and I wanted that out of the way.

Of course I am fully aware that military personnel are subject to more rigid restraints on providing information of this type, but there comes a time when obeying orders may well put one in conflict with the oath that all service members are required to take.

The signers of the Declaration of Independence spoke for many Americans when they pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to do what their nation needed of them. I hope that this is kept in mind by  all who know what happened in those hours of infamy.

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